Prince of Thieves (Paperback)

By Chuck Hogan

Scribner Book Company, 9781416554905, 364pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2007

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Description

From the author of The Strain comes a tense, psychologically gripping, Hammet award-winning thriller.

Four masked men--thieves, rivals, and friends from the tough streets of Charlestown--take on a Boston bank at gunpoint. Holding bank manager Claire Keesey hostage and cleaning out the vault were simple. But career criminal Doug MacRay didn't plan on one thing: falling hard for Claire. When he tracks her down without his mask and gun, their mutual attraction is undeniable. With a tenacious FBI agent following his every move, he imagines a life away from his gritty, dangerous work--a life centered around Claire. But before that can happen, Doug and his crew learn that there may be a way to rob Boston's venerable baseball stadium, Fenway Park. Risky yet utterly irresistible, it would be the perfect heist to end his criminal career and begin a new life. But, as it turns out, pursuing Claire may be the most dangerous act of all.

Racing to an explosive climax, Prince of Thieves is a brash tale of robbery in all its forms--and an unforgettable odyssey of crime, love, ambition, and dreams.


Praise For Prince of Thieves

"A terrific read...A rich narrative of friendship, young love, and mounting suspense."





-- Stephen King





"As knowledgeable as James Ellroy, as sharp as Elmore Leonard, and as profound as fellow Boston scribe Dennis Lehane."





-- Fort Worth Star-Telegram



"A riveting, splendidly detailed thriller."





-- St. Louis Post-Dispatch



"Stunningly crafted...The plot...is swift and expertly built, the prose muscular and clean."





-- The Seattle Times

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